You have to ask the treasurer for this and why it is this way.
Maybe asking Matt is best. I’m just reading what he said here:
Last I see in that thread is Matt generating tasks and Victoria asking him to help. I don’t see Matt asking for further info or action.
Has he asked you to represent his concerns? Do you share his concerns? I’m always confused when someone elects themselves to represent a 3rd party, im not sure to whom I should address anything, nor is it clear how the self-appointed representative can determine if the claim was satiated.
He also stated
This was a good intended but serious misunderstanding, and I really wish he had asked me on the spot why.
I don’t have access to all the accounts. I have access to all the cash boxes. See finance-wg on slack previous to january. I also have access to stripe data, but cannot be used for this.
What I don’t have access to is the bank account data, which was the first half of that conversation. I’ve been trying to get it since January so we can apply for grants. I was frustrated and complaining to someone else in the only way that I have learned gets results here: loudly.
I was stating that, if there’s a trust issue, it’s seriously misplaced, as I have access to many things like cash directly. I did list things to which I had access because it was ridiculous to be trusted with these things but not the bank account data.
Regardless, if you want financial reporting, you need financial data. We need people to help get the bank account data so we can see what is going on financially with this place.
If you want to know what is happening, just ask, but be prudent, because watch the eye-popping here: We were put in front of $1.5 million dollars of city and state funding. I doubt we’ll get this one, but yeah, we need financials in place, there’s a lot of money out. I mean A LOT. But we can’t announce that we APPLIED for 1.5mm. People will start spending it before they understand the process we are following. We are practicing to gain this as a skill so it will pay off. By magic it could pay off tomorrow, but this is usually unlikely.
And there needs to be some secrecy. A lot of data should be kept confidential, like how much a person donates. It’s just not needed to be public data.
But getting a list of every in-flow and out-flow is easy, and scrubbing personal data is super easy, stripe does it by default.
Please start there, as we have been asking. You are noting we don’t have financial reports in order. Correct, but we have been trying since January. The lack of efficiency is coming from not getting data. We’ve been asking this for 3 months, and we haven’t had a substantial report except from pemulis in ages.
We are saying that we heard you, but the request is not to the fundraising team. And it’s frustrating that you are not hearing it. If you want financial reporting, talk to the treasurer. The fundraising team does need the financial reports, and the treasurer is on the fundraising team, and we still can’t get them.
I’ve been asking for numbers, and offering to help do the reports, which was refused or ignored. I’ve mentioned it quietly to people I think can help, who were then also refused. I then seeded the requests for reports into the Tuesday meetings to make people aware of these issues. I complained loudly in the hackatorium. I’ve been mentioning it at least once a day since Sunday.
Can you please take a step to help? Please? I literally cannot do anything else beyond hacking Well Fargo.